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Mental Health in the Workplace: Yes, It’s Your Business

August 07, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Depression…anxiety…panic attacks…substance abuse. Despite ongoing initiatives to remove the stigma associated with mental illness, these words retain the power to make many of us squirm. Mental health remains a delicate subject in many circles,...

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management

How Well Do You Connect with Your Multilingual Workforce?

July 26, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

One of the largest growing challenges facing U.S. employers is how to best manage multilingual employees, especially when it comes to the hourly, blue-collar workforce.

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Recruiting Hourly Workers in a Gig Economy

July 24, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

These days, employers are hustling to adapt their recruiting and HR practices to fit the exploding gig economy. After all, the gig-oriented workforce—i.e., temporary workers, staffing employees, contingent workers, contract employees—has grown by...

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Employees with Criminal Records: Is It Time to Rethink Your Hiring Practices?

July 19, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Are you struggling to fill open positions within your company? If so, you’re not alone. More than 6.6 million jobs are going unfilled in the U.S. right now, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics most recent jobs report. With the...

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Emergency Preparedness Quiz: Is Your Workforce Disaster-Ready?

July 12, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Does your company have an emergency action plan—and, if so, are your employees familiar with it? According to a recent survey, while 70% of managers claim their company has an emergency action plan, only 50% of employees say they’re aware of one....

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6 FAQs about FMLA Rules

July 03, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

What’s your FMLA rules IQ? Although nearly everyone has a passing familiarity with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), misinformation abounds—and little mistakes can create big repercussions for unwary employers. 

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management, Compliance

Getting the Most from Reference Checks: Questions and Best Practices

June 29, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Is your company conducting professional reference checks for all job applicants? No matter how high your turnover…how entry level the open position…or how long your to-do list is at any given moment, reference checks are a uniquely-valuable...

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Paid Leave Tax Credit: What Every Employer Should Know

June 20, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

If your company offers paid leave benefits—or is considering it—the Federal Paid Leave Tax Credit should be on your radar. This pilot program, created under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts of 2017, went into effect January 1, 2018 and expires at the...

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OSHA Regulations Recap: Deadlines, Forms and Fines, Oh My!

June 14, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Have you electronically filed your 2017 OSHA Form 300A yet? Because for employers subject to OSHA regulations, July 1, 2018 is the final deadline. And for some companies, this comes as an eleventh-hour surprise—the latest twist in an evolving...

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EPAY's New Anywhere, Everywhere Time Clock: the Portable, Powerful WalTer S18

June 05, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

As of today, employers have a revolutionary new time clock option for tracking employee time and attendance—and it’s literally “off the wall.” That is, you don’t need to wall mount EPAY’s small, slim WalTerTM S18 time clock, although you can if...

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Filed Under: Workforce Management